CLEARFIELD – Casen J. and Conner J. Zitzelberger, sons of Gregory and Jacqueline Zitzelberger of Clearfield, obtained the rank of Eagle Scout on May 28. Both are members of the Clearfield Presbyterian Church Boy Scout Troop No. 2.
There are several requirements on the trail of Eagle Scout that only 7 percent of boys complete to reach the highest rank in scouts. Both boys have been active members of the troop, achieving all six ranks of Scout, Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star and Life before reaching Eagle.
They demonstrated Scout spirit and abided by the Scout Oath and Laws by volunteering numerous hours of service in the community. Each scout must obtain the 13 required merit badges for Eagle Scout, in addition to eight of their choice.
Both boys exceeded the requirements for the rank by completing a total of 36 merit badges, receiving one bronze, gold and silver palm. Both have completed their Eagle Service projects at Parker Dam State Park by providing new habitat for the diminishing Monarch butterflies and the Pennsylvania cave bats.
The boys participated in a Scoutmaster conference and completed a rigorous board of review before being approved for Eagle Scout.
Friends and family will be celebrating their achievement during their Eagle Scout Court of Honor on July 5 at the Clearfield Presbyterian Church chapel. The boys will be recognized by several local, state and national representatives for their accomplishments.
The reception will be held at the Parker Dam State Park for guests to view the boys’ Eagle service projects.